This week we are writing a story including dialogue. First you should read the section in chapter 6 of Pig Heart Boy where Mum reveals she is having a baby (p.71-73) this is the part of the story we are rewriting. Next, discuss/make notes on the situation, listing the key events, then identify which part of the text is dialogue and how the author has organised the dialogue to move the action on. What do we know about speech in a text? Think about why a new line is started when someone is speaking in the text and which punctuation is included when we are writing dialogue. Finally read through the modelled version of the story and pick out any key vocabulary you could use in your own story.
Today is the day to plan your story. Create a storyboard on a piece of paper or the template provided using the key events from the dialogue to sequence the story. For each part label who is speaking and how they are speaking or what they are doing as they speak (almost like a script with images). You can use the speech from the text and do not have to come up with your own dialogue but if you wish to change some of the speech you can, providing it still gives the same context of the story to the reader.
Time to write. Read through the modelled example again and use this as a structure for your own writing whilst including your own actions/dialogue for the characters from your plan. Today you only need to write the first paragraph and the first set of dialogue.
Continue writing your story today ensuring you are punctuating your speech correctly and putting the events in a clear order so the reader can understand the situation in the story. You do not have to finish your story today as tomorrow will also be a writing day.
Let's finish our story. Use your time today to either finish writing your story or editing your story to meet all the Year 6 targets for writing. Carefully check your work to ensure you have used punctuation for dialogue correctly, organised the text clearly and similarly to both the book and modelled text and most importantly that your story makes sense. We are looking forward to seeing what you have produced.